Lucia van der Post

Clothing

The other-worldly couture of Iris van Herpen

Iris van Herpen’s ethereal creations are winning the cerebral designer a devoted international following and a place in the pantheon of radical couturiers. Lucia van der Post reports. Portrait by Jean-Baptiste Mondino
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Beauty

Incense perfumes with mystical allure

Niche perfumers are embracing the spiritual resonance of incense to conjure smouldering fragrances of otherworldly beauty. Lucia van der Post reports. Photography by Omer Knaz
People

A haunting photographic record of African rituals

For their powerful new book, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher spent more than a decade photographing the sacred – and rapidly vanishing – rituals among traditional African societies. Lucia van der Post immerses herself
Clothing

The renaissance of haute couture

A compelling coterie of designers is expanding the circle of couture houses, reimagining the genre for the modern age and appealing to a new generation of clients. Lucia van der Post reports
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Beauty

Scents with a powerful sense of place

As both men and women seek ever-more personal and adventurous fragrances, perfumers are opening up a whole new world of niche “escapist” scents. Lucia van der Post reports on the new rules of attraction
Destinations

Secret Turin’s artistic glories

Beyond Turin’s well-trodden ways is a secret city of private art treasures, matchless interiors and ravishing gardens. You just need the right people to open the right doors, says Lucia van der Post
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